DeAnn Woodin came to Coe in the fall of 2006. During her first season she led Coe to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history. The 2006 and 2011 Iowa Conference Coach of the Year, Woodin led the Kohawks to the Iowa Conference Championship in 2011. During her time at Coe, 23 Kohawks have earned All-Iowa Conference honors, with 15 of them being named to the first team. The Kohawks won a school-record 33 matches in 2013, while also tallying a school-record 21-straight wins during the year.
Woodin, a 2000 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, spent 2005 serving as director of volleyball operations at the University of Iowa. The Hawkeyes were 14-19 in 2005.
Prior to serving at Iowa, Woodin led Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids to its first ever NJCAA Division II National Championship in 2003. Woodin spent two seasons with the Eagles, won back-to-back conference (26-0) and regional titles (10-0) and was 81-25 overall (2003: 40-12; 2004: 41-13). She was named NJCAA Division II District C Coach of the Year in both 2003 and 2004, and was the 2003 AVCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year.
Woodin, a native of Waverly, Iowa, worked as an assistant coach at Wartburg College during the 2002 season. She helped lead the Knights to their first 30-win season, first Iowa Conference title and the program's highest ever ranking at No. 7.
As a player, Woodin began her career at the University of South Dakota before transferring to Northern Iowa. She played on the 1997 Panther team, then served as a student/volunteer assistant for four seasons. During that time, UNI won four consecutive Missouri Valley Conference titles and made four NCAA National Tournament appearances.